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Oct 13, 2013 01:01 |  #1

Here are a couple of photos from my two friends who recently got engaged. They paid me a quick visit, and we thought a photo shoot was necessary and pertinent. Let me know what you think.

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Oct 13, 2013 23:48 |  #2

there's no real "pop" to the photos. I think you could bump the contrast up just a taaaaaad. maybe even boost the exposure on the faces by like 0.2 stops




  
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Oct 14, 2013 17:01 |  #3

killertofu wrote in post #16368983 (external link)
there's no real "pop" to the photos. I think you could bump the contrast up just a taaaaaad. maybe even boost the exposure on the faces by like 0.2 stops

To understand what you're saying, does nothing pop in terms of the post-processing? Or just the subjects and compositions are in general boring? I also realize that maybe a bit more contrast would help. Thanks for your comment, honest opinions are always welcome.


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Oct 14, 2013 19:45 |  #4

Good-looking couple. Just doesn't appear to be a connection between them in the first image.


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Oct 15, 2013 13:38 |  #5

It looks like he was a tad uncomfortable having his picture taken. Not much you can do about that though, it looks like you did what you could.

The shadows on their faces are too harsh in #5. But otherwise you did great finding nice even light.


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Oct 17, 2013 12:45 |  #6

Thanks for the comments. My subjects were a bit nervous, albeit I do think they show genuine affection in all of the pictures. Lighting was difficult in 5, taken around 3pm.


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Oct 17, 2013 14:38 |  #7

Oh yes! You can tell they love each other, just nervous around the camera. In #5 I would have had their backs to the sun to work around that.


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Oct 17, 2013 16:11 |  #8
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Number 3 and 6 are my favorite. The focus on number 6 is excellent.


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Oct 18, 2013 15:42 |  #9

Thanks for your comment. I also like number 3, even though he isn't directly looking at the camera.


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Oct 18, 2013 16:02 |  #10

I don't like big objects in front of a subject, as in #1 and #2.

I prefer when the subject is the brightest part of the photo. In #1, #2 and #4, they are not. #5 is really nice, but the speckled light doesn't look so good.

I also prefer a darker clothing selection.

Other than that, I like their poses, composition and framing.




  
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Oct 18, 2013 16:59 |  #11

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I don't like big objects in front of a subject, as in #1 and #2.

I prefer when the subject is the brightest part of the photo. In #1, #2 and #4, they are not. #5 is really nice, but the speckled light doesn't look so good.

I also prefer a darker clothing selection.

Other than that, I like their poses, composition and framing.

Wow, thanks for such a great comment. I love when my photos are harshly critiqued, as that's where I learn most. I have another version of #5, but the positions of my subjects are a bit awkward. Are the objects in #1,2 distracting?


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Oct 18, 2013 17:56 |  #12

sid3real wrote in post #16381480 (external link)
Wow, thanks for such a great comment. I love when my photos are harshly critiqued, as that's where I learn most. I have another version of #5, but the positions of my subjects are a bit awkward. Are the objects in #1,2 distracting?

I used to pose my subject in front of pretty things too, until I realized (was told) that I was splitting the interest of the viewer. If the object helps emphasize your subject then it's all good, but in most cases, I find it a distraction. I think #1 is fine but #2 is distracting to me.




  
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